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  • After a series of escalating dares, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler offically announce their divorce

    Will Arnett, Amy PoehlerIt’s a sad day for two of comedy’s most beloved stars, Will Arnett has officially filed papers to divorce Amy Poehler, People reports. The two had been married since 2003 but the two have been separated since 2012. So I guess this was inevitable. Lastly, Arnett is seeking joint custody of their two sons, Archie and Abel.

    It’s sad the two couldn’t work it out but I suppose maybe this will be for the best. The two have already been rumored to talking to other people too. Arnett is believed to be talking to Katie Lee and as for Amy, she’s been linked to Nick Kroll. Yeah, who saw that coming? I didn’t, but as long as the two are happy then who cares!

    The one thing we do know is, if Amy decides to marry Nick, she’ll have this to look forward to… Read More

    Here’s the trailer for season 2 of “Orange Is The New Black”

    Netflix has become a real contender for great TV. Not only do they premier new comedy specials often but they also have had some very successful TV series, including the dark comedy Orange is the New Black. The prison “dramedy” got a lot of positive attention in it’s first go around and now they’re pretty close to releasing season two.

    For those sitting on the edge of your seat, this will either help the waiting or make it way worse. However you take it, here is the trailer for season two which hits Netflix June 6th and yes, all 13 episodes will be released at the same time.

    Report: “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel is happening

    Mrs. DoubtfireIf you haven’t already heard, the big news today is that Mrs. Doubtfire will soon have a sequel. That’s right, reports are happening that the prized 1993 flick looks to be revived in 2014. As of right now, Robin Williams is said to be attached, as well as, director Chris Columbus. Furthermore, David Berenbaum (writer of Elf) is said to be writing the script.

    There were reports that Bonnie Hunt had actually been working on a sequel since 2001 but never could get all the pieces together. Thus the project came to a halt. Although it’s been about 21 years since the first, most have the mind set of “better late than never” when it comes to the Doubtfire 2 project.

    I’m sure the studios have that same mindset as well. Lets not forget that the original Ms. Doubtfire totally owned the box offices, raking in over $441 million worldwide. The flick also won a Golden Globe and so did Robin Williams for his leading role. Read More

    Mike Vecchione’s new stand-up album “Muscle Confusion” slated for release on April 22nd

    Mike VecchioneOne of comedy’s funniest guys, Mike Vecchione is set to drop his new stand-up comedy album, Muscle Confusion and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Mike has been a staple of the NYC comedy scene for a while now, slowly and mythodically slaying comedy audiences with great jokes accented with a subdued delivery. You’ve seen Mike on The Peoples Choice Awards, The Last Comic Standing, and a Comedy Central Half-Hour. We recently caught Mike performing during a taping at Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground late last year, his performance will air on Comedy Central in the next few weeks.

    Now, Vecchione is giving us all a new special, Muscle Confusion which was recorded live in New York City and showcased the comedian tapping into topics of modern life and politics utilizing his super-honest point, which makes him one of the funniest guys out there today.

    Muscle Confusion on iTunes, Amazon, and pretty much any digital retailer April 22nd via New Wave Dynamics. It might get pretty raunchy but no matter what he’s talking about, you’ll find yourself laughing. For more on Mike visit his website. Read More

    Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim and Jason Woliner are food critics for their new show “Food Club”

    How many comedians does it take to review a restaurant? Apparently three. Follow Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner as they search for the LA’s best food in their new YouTube show, Food Club. Clever title, eh? If the restaurant is good enough the three will present it with the coveted FOOD CLUB plaque.

    You can catch their series premier on the JASH channel on YouTube now. On their first episode the crew is joined by Jonathan Gold, food critic for the LA Times as they hit Son of a Gun, Inc, Banh Mi My – Tho,  and  Wolvesmouth. Who will be presented the FOOD CLUB plaque and who will watch it burn? Find out now on Food Club!

    How is CBS’ Monday comedy block doing since ‘How I Met Your Mother’ ended?

    How I Met Your MotherAny time a major network says goodbye to one of its biggest shows, there’s usually a void left for a bit. However the question always is, how big of a drop are we talking about? The series finale of How I Met Your Mother brought in a record high, 13.13 million viewers when it took a bow last week, making it a tough act to follow. CBS’ new show and potential HIMYM replacement sitcom Friends with Better Lives was slated right after HIMYM’s finale. Friends with Better Lives raked in about 7.6 million in its first run, not bad for a first show but that also means the show shed 6 million viewers, presumably at least half of that 6M taking to the internet to complain about Ted Mosby’s future.

    Last night was the first time CBS’s Monday night lineup didn’t have HIMYM as an anchor. So how did the lineup do?
    2 Broke Girls took over the 8pm timeslot from HIMYM and struggled, posting a series low 2.2 while HIMYM averaged 3.4.

    This also didn’t help Friends with Better Lives as it dropped to 5.72 million viewers, at 1.8 and down 31% from its premiere. Read More

    Hilary Duff headed back to TV via new TV Land sitcom

    Hilary DuffThanks to TV Land’s upcoming show Younger, we will all get to see Lizzy McGuire, I mean Hilary Duff again. As I just mentioned, you may remember Duff from her past role on Disney as Lizzy McGuire. Then she tried a singing career, which seemed to fizzle out. Since then she’s done a string of movies including Cheaper by the Dozen 1 & 2 and A Cinderella Story, War Inc., She Wants Me, and more. Furthermore, she’s done some other TV things too but mostly just as a guest appearance.

    However lucky for Duff fans everywhere, she’s back on TV in a major role, staring as Kelsey a young friend of Liza (played by Sutton Foster). The show centers around Liza who is a single mother looking to get back into dating and working. Fortunately for Liza, her best friend Maggie (played by Debi Mazer) gives her a fresh, young look which helps her get an awesome job as an assistant to Diana (played by Miriam Schor).

    TV Land has already ordered up Younger for 12 episodes and they’re set to hit airwaves this fall.

    Conan O’Brien and Andy Richer recall the MTV Movie Awards and being the oldest people there

    This weekend, Conan O’Brien greeted the many people watching The MTV Movie Awards with an opening that contained cameos from 50 celebrities. It was even a new record for the movie awards. However, now that it has been a few days, Conan and Andy Richter (who was in the audience) shared some of their thoughts on the special night.

    The main thought that quickly came up between the two was being the oldest people there. “I didn’t know who two thirds of the people were,” said Conan. The two continued to talk about how it seemed lifetime achievement awards were going to 15 year olds.